Saturday, December 22, 2012

Winter Portrait

Ellen Eagle "Winter"  2006
Ellen Eagle is an american artist whose subjects are usually friends and family members. Her preferred medium is pastel. She attended California College of the Arts, and also studied privately with portraitists Daniel Greene and Harvey Dinnerstein. She has received numerous awards including two grants from the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation. Eagle teaches at the Art Students League of New York and also at the National Academy of Design. She has exhibited widely, both nationally and internationally, and is currently represented by Forum Gallery in NYC.

Eagle's sensitive yet sure touch is all her own, yet her beautiful portraits, almost tremblingly alive, evoke memories of Chardin and Avigdor Arikha.


valerie walsh said...

WOW! this is exquisite! the texture makes the image that much more compelling. I love this!

Nancy Bea Miller said...

Yes, I know what you mean...there is a "gauzy" quality to the texture that adds so much to the overall sensation!

Jennifer Baker said...

Through this project, I am learning about so many artists whose work I was not familiar with, as well as some unfamiliar paintings by artists whose work I do know. Thanks NB!!